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A DAO is a group that moves in line with a software record using computer money.
- For example, a software protocol (a record) may be used to decide how a group automatically gives money to its members.
- Using a software record to put an if-then statement that can be used to decide how a group sorts money led to thinking that it could be possible to put what a group wants into software that will shape it to keep doing what it wants.
- When the first DAOs came along, people pointed out that a DAO could be hard for a bigger outside group to put in order (or censor).
- The first popular DAO was called The DAO. It raised lots of money but people broke into it and robbed it, which broke it.
- DAOs were first popularly described in detail by Vitalik Buterin, of Ethereum. Maybe because of this, they continue to be most associated with Ethereum.
- In 2021, DAOs are mostly used to get people together by having software describe how they get money and how to choose how people get money within the DAO.
- Most DAOs are attempts at making sure members of groups own the group, instead of one person or a little group within the group owning everything that the group does. In this sense, it is hoped that DAOs are a midwife for whole, strong, and healthy groups. That is, if DAOs do really well, people will simply have strong groups and they will mostly forget about all the software stuff.
- For a group, culture is bigger than structure, since culture is the structure of how people are together.
- Sometimes, DAO tools are thought of as a chat and a bank account. In 2021 people typically use Discord and a Gnosis Safe Multisig, which is software that allows people to require more than one key at a time to open digital locks.
- Many DAOs are like the first popular DAO, but they focus on a specific niche. A lot of them use Snapshot governance to decide how to choose how people get money within the DAO. With Snapshot, decisions are voted on publicly and weighted by the number of tokens used in a vote.
- A lot of people want to use DAOs to find ways that the people in a group can control the fruits of that group, instead of just one person or a few people in the group or people outside the group controlling the fruits of the group. In this way, DAOs are the heir to Cooperatives, which are a type of business organization.
- Most DAOs use one token for one vote, however, this places more votes in the hands of people who have more money to buy tokens. So some DAOs give tokens to people who appear more connected to the mission of the DAO.
- Tokens often emphasize relationships of money instead of relationships of world or people.
- Tokens are used to get money, to give people a way to join in the discussion of how to choose how people get money, and to help decide what a DAO wants.
- Since tokens make who controls a group more explicit, using tokens may be a way to sneak what Cooperatives (the business type) want into corporations. Since tokens could be sold to anyone, this leaves DAOs more open to change than a normal company.
When guilds in MMORPGs had to figure out how to distribute loot from killing bosses like dragons, they came up with a random method, a random method with participation, and then they used something called Dragon Kill Points- which was basically a money that you got for doing things that the guild felt was necessary for its flourishing. A social credit system.
- Let's not forget that we in the FCC simply gave things to whoever we felt needed them without using any of these systems.
- The Leftovers DKP was one such guild social credit system from World of Warcraft. Some players came up with databases for what loot cost in Dragon Kill Points, and included the transactions and bids in public for that database. All the DKP spent is then given to everyone who went on the specific raid that got the loot.
- Tokens that follow the Dragon Kill Points model essentially use a distributed social credit system- turning reputation into a legible collectible, as opposed to using one-vote-for-one-token-bought.
- Shadow economics is when a group uses an economic structure it will not identify itself as.
- A lot of people feel that DAOs will beat regular companies by being more cooperative than regular companies.
- Ronald Coase theorized that companies formed because exchanging things has hidden costs in communication and that companies fill this gap. DAOs may be able to reduce these costs- by doing things like removing the need for a bureaucracy. For example, Gnosis Safe allows people from all over the world to move and manage money in minutes, while doing the same thing with a regular bank could take days, weeks, or months.
- A weakness of many DAOs is that they get together to promote a way of accomplishing a mission rather than for a mission.
- Culture is bigger than tooling.
- Instead of swarms of individuals, it's likely that effective DAOs will simply bring together small teams to work together, like the tumens. This means that the network will be one of a more dynamic, multi-layered ever-changing hierarchy, rather than one without a hierarchy. A heterarchy.
- DAO-to-DAO tools aim to help this heterarchy happen.
- In Dune, they slow down their cuts with their blades to penetrate the kinetic shields. This is what Karuhat does in Muay Thai- he slows down the strike to pass the defense formed by expectation.
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Bookmarked: On the Sustainability of Free Software
the FSFE demands the publication of a device's underlying source code under a free licence 30 at the end of support for any software necessary to run or modify the initial functioning of the device.
Researchers who analysed the joint impact of cuts to healthcare, public health and social care since 2010 found that even in just the following four years the spending squeeze was linked with 57,550 more deaths than would have been expected.
- Money and capital
If money, according to Augier, 'comes into the world with a congenital bloodstain on one cheek,' capital comes dripping from head to toe, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
― Capital, Vol. 1